Animal House actor Stephen Furst passes away at age 62 Actor and comedian Stephen Furst died on June 16, 2017 of complications from diabetes, his sons said on Saturday. Furst starred in many movies and TV series, beginning with the comedy classic National Lampoon’s Animal House, in which he played the lovable-yet-bumbling fraternity freshman, Flounder. The actor did a series of other motion pictures, including Silent Rage, Up the Creek, and The Day After. He also starred as the semi-speechless mental patient in The Dream Team, along with Michael Keaton and Christopher Lloyd. Furst starred in the highly-acclaimed medical drama show, St. Elsewhere, as Dr. Elliot Axlerod. He also played Vir Cotto in the science fiction hit Babylon 5. Furst voiced characters on projects such as TV’s… Read entire story.